Low prices on the rock island armory 1911 rock standard cs flat dark earth cerakote in. Hows if going i own a 45 cal rock island 1911 and im curious if anyone has ever had a bad experience with one. Add to this with the fact that ive always been a gi coltithaca fan, and youll probably understand why i was a tad leery of these guns they. Rock island 1911 tactical upgrades ranging from individual parts to complete tactical kits with barrels, a rock island 1911 slide, and accessories can be found. This ria came packaged in a nice range style box that can be locked if need be, or if required in your state during transportation. But if you want to start smaller get a colt or springfield with national match serial number. I have good news for all those asking about the rock island 45s. Ive been trying to get a slide for weeks and i gave up on waiting for the frames to be back in stock at sarco, and just bought a foster.
This is the back side of a 1911a1 with an ambidextrous safety. All parts fit tightly, and the exterior metal finish is smooth and clean. I found a phenomenal deal on gunbroker for a newinbox rock island armory m1911a1. Extractors, ejectors, hammers, and struts can be purchased. After a lot of mindwracking, i decided that i needed to give the 9mm 1911based pistol a fair shake. Thanks for your post about your new rock island 45 acp wanderwolf. The old grip safety dug into my hand and didnt feel comfortable. In 1985, armscor precision international opened its first united states office in pahrump, nevada. Dawson precision rock island 1911 fiber optic front sights. Its sad to say, but an awful lot of them simply havent been all that good. The latest addition to the highcapper market is rock island armory, which offers numerous doublestack m1911 models with either 4.
Champion firearms ria 1911 rock standard cs flat dark. American rifleman a look back at the m1911 doublestack. A durable black parkerized finish gives it a tough, smooth, nonreflective surface. I liked the sight very much, but it was very loose, i could slide it in with my fingers. The m 1911 gi standard is a great representation of the original us gi combat issue 1911.
Bone stock other than i got some genuine wwii bakelite grips and threw them on in place of the smooth wood stockers. The factory sights are the 1911a1 low sights and i find them fairly difficult to acquire, particularly after becoming accustomed to the high 3dot sights of my cz75b. Based on my testing so far, it has the reliability and accuracy to serve in the personal defense role. In less than 2 minutes, the 9mm can be converted to fire the blazingly fast. But beware of some initial breakin, potential for hammer bite, and terrible gi sights. The simplest and one of the most useful part upgrade for your rock island 1911 is a sight upgrade. Weve been supplying customers with hard to find parts since 1950. Rock island fs 1911a1 the firearms forum the buying. Ria parts are selling like hotcakes and production andor importation hasnt caught up yet. The list of available 1911 upgrades runs from the desirable to the practical to the questionable. Please suggest replacement sights for rock island armory 1911 im interested in upgrading the sights for my 5 rock island armory 1911. Rock island armory baby rock gi pistol 51912, 380 acp, 3. No paper clip take down of rock island armory bushingless. The rock island armory tcm tac ultra fs hc combo is a race ready 9mm doublestack 2011 with a twist.
These sights are drifted onto the weapon frame via a dovetail. My first firing session of 100 rounds was very frustrating. A durable parkerized finish gives it a tough, smooth, nonreflective surface. Rock island armory made by armscor gun parts numrich. Jan 28, 2014 rock island and armscor have 1911s, shotguns, rifles and a few other offerings, their platforms are solid performers and they have built a great reputation with some great firearms. This is the backside of a 1911a1 without an ambidextrous safety. The smooth wood grips offer comfort in both feel and design. The m1911 gi standard is great representation of the original us gi combat issue 1911 and is chambered in 10mm and built with our exacting engineering standards.
Rock island armory 1911a1 gi standard fs 9mm 51615. Here is just the ticket for upgrading your rock island 1911 gi model s front sight. These are the top 5 1911 upgrades you should consider making. Charles daly, high standard, rock island armory, sti international, and tanfoglio. However, there were only limited types of 10mm ammo available at the time. I got to shoot it on saturday, and heres my impressions. Rock island armory firearms sold online at discount prices. Colt was the first mainline gun maker to come out with a somewhat affordable 1911 governmentstyle handgun in 10mm. Another low buck 1911 build part 1 top rated supplier. They are designed and manufactured by armscor in marikina, philippines, and distributed in the united states by armscor usa, located in pahrump, nevada. Faithful to the original 1911 design, the standard gi is equipped with a 5 inch barrel, fixed sights, and an 8 round magazine. I have been shooting and testing their line of single stack and high capacity 192011s for several months. They are designed and manufactured by armscor in marikina, philippines, and distributed in the united states by armscor usa, located in pahrump, nevada ria rock island armory 1911s are derivative of the us military g. You want something your going to invest in aftermarket buy a wilson out of the gate or get a high end colt.
Another low buck 1911 build part 1 top rated supplier of. Nov 12, 2015 in this part of my rock island 1911a1 build i install and test a wilson combat ultra light match trigger, wilson combat drop in beavertail, and a set of hogue extreme g10 grips. Metal parts are heat treated high quality ordnance steel. Shop available rock island armory made by armscor parts from numrich gun parts corporation today. You already know that this 1911 doesnt have a standard 1911 exterior bushing. Rock island armory 1911 a1 a2 pistol owners manual ebay. Rock island and armscor have 1911s, shotguns, rifles and a few other offerings, their platforms are solid performers and they have built a great reputation with some great firearms. The rock series is rock island armorys most welloptioned line of 1911 pistols built in the traditional 70 series design with the addition of next level upgrades. The hard plastic clamshell box has sliding latches with locking holes, and foam cutouts inside to protect the contents. Feb 16, 2008 the rock island armory m1911a1 would be an excellent first gun for someone who wants to try out the m1911 platform without overcommitting resources.
There was a lot of ink back in the late 1980s, when the 10mm round became readily available to the public. These are the five best 1911 upgrades you should think about making. As many of you know, i have an association with armscor sponsorship, and have full access to the line of rock island armory handguns for testing, training, and use in competitions. How to change sights on a rock island 1911 gone outdoors. If youre a fan of the 1911, then here is a handgun rarely touted in the press, but has a solid reputation for being one of the most affordable, reliable and well made entry level 1911s on the market. Fixed, low profile sights and traditional smooth slim design are perfect for quick pull holster use. Please suggest replacement sights for rock island armory. Rock island 1911 accessories like grips and sights are affordable on ebay. Improve your rock island 1911 with accessories for it not only to look better, but also to function better.
Although this is not a specialised article about it, the basis stays the same there are numerous options and the best place to find them is here. Its chambered in 9mm and built with rock island armorys exacting engineering standards. Compact variants like the rock island armory 1911 cs are popular for civilian concealed carry weapons, because of the designs inherent slim width and the stopping power of the. Rock island parts are hard to get in that if you want to buy some parts made by rock island, good luck.
The m 1911 gi standard ms has fixed, low profile sights and traditional smooth slim design that is ideal for quick pull holster use. Ive had one for over two yrs now and it is my carrier. Powered by ebay turbo lister the free listing tool. Rather, its a representation of the original m1911 the original m1911 was similar to the model t ford, in that you could have any variety you wanted, as long as it was the same one that came off the factory floor. I have been researching this particular brand myself. The rock island armory m1911a1 would be an excellent first gun for someone who wants to try out the m1911 platform without overcommitting resources. Ive owned 34 rock island gi models over the years and had a pretty good idea of the quality of the parts so i took a deep breath and ordered the full size. The rock island armory produces a variety of 1911 pattern semiautomatic pistols, similar in design to the m1911 issued to u. If you have a rock island armory 10mm 1911, this is a take down video youll be interested in.
The ria suggests you use a paper clip to disassemble the firearm, which is a pain but it works. Finished with a tough parkerized matte coating and comes with a checkered rubber grips. Beavertail grip safety increases the area over which recoil is spread which reduces the pounding of the web of your hand. Jan 11, 2014 as many of you know, i have an association with armscor sponsorship, and have full access to the line of rock island armory handguns for testing, training, and use in competitions.
Using the older style narrow tenon, this sight gives you the power of a tritium powered front sight, while sparing you the need to replace or upgrade your rear sight. Instead, the busing is inside the frame of the gun. The bottom line is that these are my top five enhancements for 1911style pistols. Apart from holsters, gun accessories are also an incremental part of your rock island 1911 equipment that can improve the experience you have and get from your gun. Ordered the kit thursday afternoon and it was delivered today which is a perfectly reasonable time frame from wa to tx. Well, i just got my new rock island armory 1911 tactical. Many 1911 purists will be pleased to know that the pistol does contain either a firing pin or hammer drop safety typically adapted from the colt series 80 firing system.
The factory sights are the 1911a1 low sights and i find them fairly difficult to acquire, particularly after becoming accustomed to the high 3. In this part of my rock island 1911a1 build i install and test a wilson combat ultra light match trigger, wilson combat drop in beavertail, and a set of hogue extreme g10 grips. Rock island armory micromag 1911 semiauto pistol 51964, 9mm22 tcm, 4. The rock island armory pro match ultra is a supersized version of brownings eternal classic, the 1911. From its ambidextrous safety to its extended beavertail, full guide rod and snag free combatstyle sights and skelationized trigger. The rock island armory 1911 series is a product line of singleaction recoil operated semiautomatic pistols. Rock island m1911a1 gi standard 10mm auto 8rd 5 pistol.
The rock island armory rock standard cs is built around the original 1911a1 format, which is often referred to as a series 70 firing system. I wear it open 98% of the time mainly because of the size. The tactical model gives you everything you want in a pistol at a great value, plus all the backing of the rock island. Having grown up in the philippoines, where rock island firearms are made and seeing the improvisations and shortcuts people did to make a quick profit, i have but many reservations about the quality of these guns. Full size semi auto 1911 govt tactical from rock island armory youre going to love this beauty. Most rock island armory models are targeted for the lowend price point of the 1911 pistol market and are basic entry level milspec versions of the 1911. I used the red lock tight and it seems to be holding fine. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
These are the same folks that produce various basic and enhanced 1911 type pistols for companies such as. Rock island armory made by armscor gun parts numrich gun. Since i already own several rock island 1911based pistols, and carry either the 2ndgeneration rock island 1911 fs tactical or a 3rd generation ria 1911 ms standard as my edc, it only seemed logical to me to continue on with a rock island armory armscor product. A short while later, armscor acquired the rock island armory brand, a leading m1911 manufacturer and developer. Your complete guide to rock island 1911 accessories. Buy now and save when you buy direct from the manufacturer. Competitionoriented, the pro match has a 5 bull barrel and a railfree dust cover pushing weight forward for stability. Like all rock island 1911s, each is built using 4140 ordnance steel on the industrys best cnc machines while being handfitted and tested to strict tolerance guidelines for unmatched quality and value. The m 1911 gi standard is a great representation of the original us gi combat issue 1911 and is chambered in 45 acp and built with our exacting engineering standards.1095 912 1353 656 974 444 294 1101 911 22 241 1590 1568 1315 1392 1554 1486 1021 1279 761 1372 293 45 750 1005 686 1526 384 1513 540 339 1308 279 301 19 452 1056 166 1408 750 335 358 567 904 333